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Old 08-31-2014, 07:10 PM   #15
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I have always been of the belief that as long as the alchol is behind the cockpit/driver seat it is legal.

If you consider a Limo they Always have some alcohol in them that is open and they are legal.

However I would not encourage partying going down the road.
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I have always been of the belief tthat as long as opend alchol is behind the cockpit/drivers seat it is okay.

If you consider a limo. There is always open alcohol in the passenger area, and they are legal. That wouldn't be much different for a MH.

That said, I would not encourage a party going on as I head down the road.
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I have always been of the belief that as long as open alcohol is behind the cockpit/drivers seat it is okay.

If you consider a limo. There is always open alcohol in the passenger area, and they are legal. That wouldn't be much different for a MH.

That said, I would not encourage a party going on as I head down the road.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:21 PM   #18
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I have always been of the belief that as long as open alcohol is behind the cockpit/drivers seat it is okay.

If you consider a limo. There is always open alcohol in the passenger area, and they are legal. That wouldn't be much different for a MH.

That said, I would not encourage a party going on as I head down the road.
I agreeX3
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[...] if a State has in effect a law that makes unlawful the possession of any open alcoholic beverage container by the driver (but not by a passenger) in the living quarters of a house coach or house trailer, the State shall be deemed to have in effect a law described in this subsection [...]
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:35 PM   #20
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Huh? What does that mean? It sounds like each state can make it up as they go along

One thing I always say is that when it comes to LEOs yes sir and no sir goes a long way with them. Cooperate and be polite. They are just doing their job. Sure some of them have a chip on their shoulder but you will find that in any profession.

If your heading down the road with a big party going on it the back it is as good as painting a target on the side. If your minding your own business just going to your next stop and obeying the law it is not likely you will have a problem.
Each state does have its own laws.
in Ohio a passenger can't have a open container at hand or be consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle.
A RV is a motor vehicle while moving down the road.
Myself and all the other officers I ever worked with I have never heard of any of them caring about about what is in a closed fridge, cooler, or cabinet.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:58 PM   #21
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In the fridge is probably fine. In anyone's hands might cause problems. Many, if not most, states prohibit passengers from having an open container. Hey...I just stick with Dr pepper so there's nothing to worry about.
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What? An unfinished bottle of wine? You obviously need help in the imbibing world of alcohol consumption. Look me up and you'll no longer be concerned with what to do with the bottle, except to find the correct receptacle in which to recycle it.
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Here's how it works in Maine:
Title 29-A, 2112-A: Open container; drinking in a vehicle prohibited
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A few beers or some wine dont affect my
driving much so I just sip em while driving until
empty. Any loss of reaction time is fully
compensated by dw's screams.
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:52 PM   #25
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Tony, has it right. No officer is going to care about what is in your fridge, as long as the driver has not been drinking. It is all about common sense and respect. If you are drinking alcohol while driving and have someone hide it in the fridge if you get stopped, that is going to be a different story. You don't see many RV's getting pulled over by the Police, and if they did it's usually because they are doing something really dangerous. There's too many other cars to stop that are speeding or driving reckless to worry about a family in an RV usually driving below the speed limit.
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In California, no open alcohol/no drinking alcohol in the driver's compartment of an RV...meaning the driver and front passenger seat compartment... behind those seat backs, passengers 21 yrs and older can imbibe while the vehicle is being driven. Storage of opened containers in cabinets or fridge are legal. CVC 23225(c) & 23226(c) exempt "living quarters of a house car or camper"

No drinking nor open containers in private passenger vehicles, except in a trunk or some other way to be contained from driver/passenger reach. Privately owned/operated limo's have the same rules. In limo's for hire and under PUC regulation (Public Utility Commission) passengers (21 yrs of age and older) to the rear of the driver are allowed to drink alcoholic beverages.

Laws regarding alcoholic beverages in vehicles can be found: Calif Veh Code sections 23220-23229
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MI laws used to be anything outside of the drivers area was your home and required a warrant to enter. Similar rules for charter buses and limo's sober driver with no access to alcohol was legal. Heck we have several companies that advertise party buses. When I was young I worked for Greyhound and they chartered buses all over to ball games we would flip seats around put in card tables and huge coolers for their booze.
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Hello Again! Thanks for the clarifications on this matter, one thing that got my attention while reading this was that if an officer wants to search the MH he cannot do it without a search warrant?? Is this correct? That is good to know!!! Thanks Again!!
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